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  • Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 7
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4; Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major; and Carl Reinecke, Flute Concerto. Music direction by Leon Botstein. 7pm preconcert talk; concert at 8pm. $25–$40. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, February 7
    Opening, Erotic Art Show
    Opening reception & fundraising party. (Over 18 only, please.) Lively cabaret entertainment, creative/festive attire and erotic edibles. $10 at door; 6–9pm w/7pm performance. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Saturday, February 7
    Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics
    A romantic evening of timeless melodies from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Orchestra is joined by four guest vocalists. Part of the Arts Mid-Hudson 50th Anniversary celebration. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Saturday, February 7
    FDR Library Documentary Film Series
    The Pare Lorentz Center presents the Winter 2015 Documentary Film Series beginning at 3pm. Screenings will include the films of Pare Lorentz: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS (1936) and THE RIVER (1938); MISA'S FUGUE (2012) with introductory remarks by Director Sean Gaston; and the academy award-nominated film, CITIZENFOUR (2014). Free and open to the public. Email: clifford.laube@nara.gov. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Saturday, February 7
    Deep Air Art Series
    "Human Ecologies/Changing Landscapes," with poet Peter Lamborn Wilson and visual artist Tanya Marcuse. The first of several events designed to use the Wagon House space and grounds of Olana to highlight artistic practices and conversations about ecology, local geography and landscape. 3–5pm. $5 per person; Ages 10 and up. Snow date Sunday February 8. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Sunday, February 8
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Special tour explores how the Millses’ extravagant way of life withered away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Pls. reserve. $10/$8. 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Thursday, February 12
    RHHS Prism Concert
    Check web for location. 7:30pm. Phone: 845-758-2241 opt. #1. Url: http://redhookcentralschools.org.

  • Thursday, February 12
    "Tales of the Majestic Hudson"
    Captain Stanley Wilcox presents rare and little known stories; free. Snow Date: 2/19. Phone: 518-822-2027. Email: kovler@sunycgcc.edu. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Friday, February 13
    World of Animals
    Red Hook Library presents program w/Bill Robinson, biologist who founded NYS Falconry Assn. 6:30pm. Free. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, February 14
    Dan Tepfer's Goldberg Variations/Variation
    Variations on the Variations: a Valentine's benefit. Tkts include post-performance reception with the artist. Proceeds benefit Classics on Hudson. $35 at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, February 14
    Just Desserts: Coffee and Creations
    Create an art project for your sweetheart with your sweetheart! Join Hudson Valley artist Jill Obrig as she leads an acrylic painting class inspired by the work of Jim Dine Heart. Desserts & hot beverages. No experience needed. 2–4pm. $30/person, $50/two, Adults. Space limited. Please pre-register by 2/12. Snowdate: 2/15. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Sunday, February 15
    Horszowski Trio
    Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society concert featuring Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and Rieko Aizawa, piano. 3pm. $25/$5. Phone: 845-876-2870. Email: info@rhinebeckmusic.org. Url: http://rhinebeckmusic.org.

  • Sunday, February 15
    Gilded Age Tea and Talk
    Enjoy tea & refreshments in the servants' dining hall while listening to a talk about picking the "right spouse" and other rules of courtship in the Gilded Age. $30/$25. Reservations req. 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, February 22
    Flamenco Guitar Concert
    Members of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society perform flamenco solos & flamenco-inspired works. $10. 3pm. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, February 22
    Music Alive!
    Concert program by student composers at 3pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Friday, February 27 - Sunday, March 1
    La Cage Aux Folles
    Diana di Grandi directs this Up In One Production of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This show is of an outrageously funny and touching story—one of family values, love, diversity and acceptance. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Tkts: $27/ $25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Email: upinoneprod@aol.com. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, February 28
    Snowshoe Walk at Olana
    Enjoy the beauty of winter along the scenic carriage drives. Break in your new snowshoes, or test out a pair of ours. 1–3pm. $10/adult, $5/child; All Ages; Snowdate: Sunday, March 1. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Sunday, March 1
    Toy & Train Show
    34th annual event. 10am–3pm. $3/under 6 free. In gymnasium & student dining hall. Sponsored by the CGC Foundation, Inc. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8
    La Cage Aux Folles
    Diana di Grandi directs this Up In One Production of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This show is of an outrageously funny and touching story—one of family values, love, diversity and acceptance. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Tkts: $27/ $25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Email: upinoneprod@aol.com. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, March 8
    Geography and Gender
    Part of Olana's "Deep Air" Art Series, featuring poet, artist bookmaker, curator, and professor Deborah Poe and visual artist Kazumi Tanaka exploring complex issues of geography and power (gendered, nationalist, and resource-based. 3–5pm. $5 per person; Ages 10 and up. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, gourmet grocery, delectable baked goods. Garden center, nursery, houseplants. Thousands of annuals and perennials grown on our family farm. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston
845-336-6300

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. All types of carpentry, additions, renovations, roofing, decks, etc. Free estimates, fully insured. Call for appointment. See also “Lawn & Landscape."

518-537-5526

Rachel Collet Photography provides wedding, portrait, event, and fine art photography services. Rachel and her staff pride themselves on creating contemporary and timeless images that capture your personality and your occasion. Also ask about our elegant photo booths for parties and celebrations of all kinds.

845-554-3443

Celebrating its 17th year as one of the premier art dealers and venues in the Hudson Valley, the gallery focuses on quality original contemporary, regional, 20th-century and Hudson River Art, and offers changing exhibitions, a holdings gallery, curatorial, consultation, commissioning, art delivery and installation services. It has established an outstanding reputation for dedicated service to both clients and artists and is known for its annual THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE™ National Invitational Exhibition.

22 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Rhinebeck
845-876-7578

Voted "Best Sushi of the Hudson Valley 2014" by Hudson Valley magazine. Also "Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 19 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-7338

Located in Rhinebeck, Hill offers full service brokerage based on a tradition of listing and selling fine homes, farms and land in No. Dutchess and So. Columbia Counties for over 15 years.

6808 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8888

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at oblongbooks.com.

Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street 845-876-0500 Millerton: 26 Main Street 518-789-3797

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

STAMP COLLECTIONS WANTED!! Serious stamp collector looking to purchase: single stamps, collections and old envelopes. Will travel.

62 Daisy Ln., Montgomery
845-494-2751

Dorothy Hamburg, M.S., is an exercise physiologist and ACSM Certified Exercise Specialist who has been helping men and women achieve better health & fitness through appropriate exercise. Dorothy owns Personal Strength & Training, inc., a private, fully-appointed athletic training center & gym specializing in post-PT/rehabilitative conditioning, weight/strength training, core/low back stabilization + triathlon/sport-specific coaching.

17 Glen Pond Dr., Red Hook
845-876-1191

4200 sq. ft. multi dealer antique center. Antiques, primitives, vintage. 7 days. Surrounded by other interesting shops.

10 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-1403

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

ART parties are a fun and creative way for adults, teens or children to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions. Imagination Station also offers after school programs, adult & teen painting classes, weekend comic book workshops, and summer camps. Come join us for some artisistc expression!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

Offering on-site service for home and small business PCs and Macs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia area. Services include installation, upgrade and repair of hardware and software. Instruction in Windows, Mac OSX, Internet and application software.

845-757-5619

Get hot & cold subs & the best pizza in town at this family-owned community gathering spot in the heart of the village.

7514 N. Broadway, Red Hook
845-758-5808

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